Leadership is crucial for success in nursing as a profession. A manager 's style is a not only a determinant of job satisfaction and retention but also workload. It’s imperative to examine leadership styles and the relationship to staff outcomes. Nurse managers often use different styles depending on the situation at hand (Asamani, Naab, & Ansah Ofei, 2016). In considering the scenario “Sleeping on the Job: A Managerial Challenge”, several leadership styles could have been applied with positive and negative impacts depending upon the leader and the implementation of the actions.
Value Based performance for Patient Care Nursing leaders today must consider healthcare dynamics including, value, innovation, and versatility of services to meet current demands of change in healthcare industry, while empowering staff and promoting performance metrics in order to meet patient outcomes, and sustain financial viability of the institution (Finkler & McHugh, 2008, p.18). The strategies to lead the health care market competition must address quality metrics to qualify ratings and scores to make a difference in performance, monitor staffing and operating costs, and capital budget to manage contracts and reimbursement. These will be explored in the interview with Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Northeast Baptist Hospital (NBH);
• An expert thinker would be able to collaborate much better with other nurses in order to find the best way to treat a patient where as a novice would be much harder to collaborate with due to inexperience and not being able to communicate effectively. 3. Describe the phases in the nursing process, and explain the activities of each phase. • Assessment- during assessment, information about the patient is acquired through examination and questions. In this stage the nurse needs to communicate with the patient in order to gather this data • Diagnosing-
Using the skill, nurse managers reduce caregiver fatigue and in turn improve patient outcomes. Critical thinking allows managers to handle caregiving issues with decisions that apply to each situation, avoiding mechanical decision-making based on experience. For each issue that arises, nurse managers quickly and accurately analyze facts and determine appropriate solutions. Habitual critical thinking allows leaders to act effectively in these situations. Therefore, nurse leaders continually educate themselves in critical thinking skills as well as job related
screening, appropriate use of antibiotics, protective precautions i.e. gown, gloves and mask and appropriate patient isolation. Nursing leaders play a vital role in establishing practice expectations and providing the necessary resources and environment to ensure the spread of infections is minimized. For the reasons stated earlier, units that have strong leadership, and a perceived support for quality nursing care, are more likely to have engaged staff that promote hand washing and encourage one another to do so. Focusing on patient outcomes and cost-containment, as a transformational leader in the clinical setting, I intellectually stimulate my other coworkers by encouraging the use of evidence-based practice, I am currently learning in
The overall synopsis gives prompt for the need of utilizing standardized handoff tools as well as negotiation of patient transfer among departments. As nurses, the transfer of information efficiently is the ultimate responsibility to aid in communication for success rather than contribute to its failure. This could potentially be a barrier to improvement if many nurses fail to adopt the initiative. In preparation for a future career in nursing and being first line in patient safety, it is a personal responsibility and goal to implement efficient communication in my own professional practice. With efforts to promote effective communication, success among the transfer of information to eliminate issues will be exemplified through
Different theories about leadership have been described. The leadership construct is complex and multidimensional. NL establishes relationships which influences other people to voluntarily work on related tasks to achieve the goals desired by the group. When nurses are familiar with leadership theories, they can select and adapt the most appropriate proposals to deal with different situations.
As nurses become more educated about nursing informatics, they will gain the skills needed to master and apply nursing informatics to nursing practice. It is important that nurses have informatics skills because it saves nurses’ plenty of time. The implementation of the electronic health record (EHR) allows for easier and more efficient data-entry and access to patient health information. This electronic documentation of patient health history saves nurses the time it takes to manually write and/or obtain patient health records. By becoming more skilled in nursing informatics, nurses will learn to be more familiar with the electronic data-entry and data-retrieval processes, allowing for less time recording and retrieving information, and more time at the bedside with
However, if the person is incompetent in decision-making, paternalism is considered positive as an advocacy (Burkhardt et al., 2014a, p. 56). Nurses have the professional and legal obligation to act beneficently, but the patients also have the right to make their own decision (Zomorodi & Foley, 2009, p. 1749). When the nurse imposes his/her values and beliefs in decision making, and if the patient holds different values and beliefs in the same situation, conflicts may arise. There is a controversy of who should choose what is best for the patient (Burkhardt et al., 2014c, p. 271).
Accountability and responsibility are fundamental components of professional nursing practice. Being accountable for one’s actions means that nurses and midwives must be prepared to justify the decisions they make. All healthcare staff, whether they are students, HCAs, nurses or doctors, owe a duty of care to a patient, and must ensure that decisions are always made in their best interests. A duty of care is imposed upon these individuals by law, and exists even if they are not directly responsible for a patient’s care. Arising from this duty of care is an obligation to protect confidential information.
Healthcare has become a competitive environment where each member of the team must take an active role for the quality care and the cost. Studies have shown that if we are able to improve the patient experience by incorporating patients and families in their care, we are able to better manage their chronic diseases, lesson anxiety levels and shorten hospital stays. Therefore, by improving our quality of care we improve our clinical practice, safety and finance. The Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) (Balik, 2011) provides support of these measures by posting patient experience ratings on of the Hospital Compare website.
1. Today, there is a multigenerational workforce when it comes to nursing. I believe this improves patient care for many reasons. A nursing workforce is made up of staff and leaders from several different generational cohorts including the Veterans (1924-1945), the Baby Boomers (1946-1964), Generation X (1964-1980), and Generation Y (1980-2000) (Huston, 2017, pg. 151).
The transition from an Associate Degree (AD) nurse to a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a rewarding time during a nurse’s career. There are many reasons why nurses return to college to get their BSN degree. Some return to meet a personal goal others return for professional advancement or are mandated by their employer to do so. Over the past few years many organizations stopped hiring AD nurses or drastically reduced the number they hire. Many AD nurses who delayed returning to school regret not doing so sooner when they realize the wealth of knowledge gained from getting their BSN degree.
Nurses are a vital part of the health care system and the leaders that manage their performance can affect their productivity, trust, and even acceptance of change. The purpose of this paper is to discuss my style of leadership based on a leadership style survey. I will also describe what leadership and management theories align with my leadership style. After presenting my leadership style, I will discuss the work environment that this style would be successful in. I will conclude with three key behaviors that will demonstrate the skills of a successful leader.